The Solution: How to Make Your Organization a Great Place for Women to Work

This blog is part four of a four-part series.  We recommend beginning at part one.  You can also access part two and part three before reading Part Four:  The Solution. THE  SOLUTION:  How To Make Your Organization A Great Place For Women To Work In the first three parts of this series, I focused on identifying some of the gender equality issues women have been trying to address for over 60...
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Why Women Don’t Have Workplace Equality

**This is Part 3 of a four-part series, in case you missed Part 1, Part 2, and Part 4..** Why Women Don't Have Workplace Equality: Personal Reflections From A 84 Year Old Male Feminist Women are still working hard to find solutions to the issues that have fueled the feminist movement for the last 60 years. What is the solution to this problem that never seems to go away? The question remains,...
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Reflections from an 84 Year Old Feminist:  Blatant Hiring Discrimination

Reflections from an 84 Year Old Feminist:  BLATANT HIRING DISCRIMINATION This is Part 2 of a four-part series.  In the first part of this series (blatant discrimination), I discussed historically how men have been promoted instead of well qualified women and how gender biases still plays a role in today’s workplace. Additionally, we highlighted how some male leaders may be oblivious to...
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Reflections from a 84 Year-Old Feminist: Blatant Workplace Discrimination

Personal Reflections and Proclamations About the Women’s Movement From A 84 Year Old Male Feminist:  Blatant Workplace Discrimination Note:  This is part one of a four-part series from Founder, Richard Butz, around what it will take to finally achieve gender equality in the workplace based on his reflections from the last 60 years. You can also read part two, part three, or part four. We know...
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We Don’t Get Any Closer to Gender Equality When Men are Walking on Eggshells.

We Don't Get Any Closer to Gender Equality When Men are Walking on Eggshells. By Jessica Gendron, President There I was, wandering the halls of a large convention center, looking for a small board room for my first meeting of an Education Task Force I had been asked to join.  I was nervous.  Not because I doubted my expertise or skills, but because I would be the only woman in the...
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What We’re Reading: February Edition

By Jessica Gendron, President I had a dilemma: I found myself inundated with book recommendations from friends, colleagues, social media, etc.  My Audible and Amazon Wish List’s were getting longer and longer – yet I had no clarity on what to read next or titles that would be totally worth my precious 1 credit a month on Audible. I wanted to offer my fellow business book nerds and gender...
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Five Ways to Make Terminations Kinder (From Someone Who’s Been Terminated)

Five Ways to Make Terminations Kinder (From Someone Who’s Been Terminated) By Shannon Stroud, Outplacement Director I read this article about making the process of terminations kinder, (read here). I agree with much of what was written, yet felt like it was still missing something. That prompted me to create my own list of ways employers can terminate people in better, kinder ways. Before we...
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Workplace Blind Spots & Michael Bloomberg’s Candidacy for President

What Mike Bloomberg’s Presidential Candidacy Teaches Us About Workplace Blindspots. By Jessica Gendron, President Last week was Michael Bloomberg’s first time on the democratic debate stage and by all accounts, the other presidential candidates came out swinging at him like a boxer from the corner of the ring. At one distinct point, Elizabeth Warren confronted Bloomberg’s alleged...
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We Have a Pipeline Problem.

The McKinsey Women in the Workplace 2019 study was recently released and while it shows that over the last five years women have made significant gains in representation in senior leadership, as well as companies’ commitment overall to gender diversity – there is still a glaring and widening gap. While the majority of college graduates are female (around 60%), women still remain...
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The Unintended Consequences of #MeToo

A recent study from the University of Houston took a close look at the post #MeToo workplace and its overall effects on inciting change.  Most people believed that shining a light on the harassment that women face at work (and in every day life) would begin to shift the culture in the workplace and effectively deter men from future harassment.  Women were lauded for speaking up and saying...
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